Ghana's Rahim Ayew stunner helps FC Europa thump Lions Gibraltar

Published on: 10 January 2019

Ghanaian defender Rahim Ayew scored a stunner to rolled back the years as FC Europa thumped Lions Gibraltar 5-1 on Tuesday night in the Gibraltarian League. 

Ayew collected a pass from a short corner kick and toe-poked it thunderously into the net to make it 3-1.

The 30-year-old was making his 12th appearance for the club he joined three seasons ago.

He missed one match after receiving a red card in one of the matches.

FC Europa top the Premier Division table with 31 points after 13 round of matches - two more than sworn rivals Lincoln Red Imps.

Ayew began to play football at Adisadel College, and later started his professional career with his father's team F.C Nania and was in January 2009 transferred to Eleven Wise.

He agreed to sign for German club TSG Hoffenheim, signing on a three and a half year contract but the deal never materialized. On 17 June 2009, after much speculation, then 21-year-old Ghanaian international joined from Sekondi Wise Fighters to Egyptian giants El Zamalek FC, where he signed a five-year contract.

In January 2011, he signed a contract with Lierse S.K. in the Jupiler League in Belgium. He became a free agent in July 2013 after a two-season stint with Lierse and then for 5 months, he tried to look for a team to play. In December 2013, he returned to Ghana, signing with Asante Kotoko.

In 2016, Ayew moved to Gibraltar to sign with Premier Division side Europa. Used as a left-back in the side, he scored his first goal on 19 March 2017 against Europa Point.